Alan has been a Senior Associate with MBS Solicitors since the firm’s establishment in August 2010. He has practised as a solicitor since qualifying in 2006. His primary areas of practise are family & child law, criminal law, reparation law.
He has a particular interest in the area of Children's Referrals. He is regularly appointed to act mostly for juveniles and parents for hearings at the Children's Panels to Children's Referral Proofs at the Sheriff Court.
He has also written articles for the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. Alan is also regularly instructed in respect of Panel Appeals at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and to the Sheriff Appeal Court. He regularly instructs and works closely with Counsel.
In addition, he is regularly instructed in Permanence and Adoption actions in the Sheriff Court and in the Court of Session.
Alan has also acted in cases ranging from Special Reasons/Exceptional Hardship Proofs in the Justice of the Peace Court, to Summary Trials in the Sheriff Court, right through to more complex Sheriff and Jury trials - all in his own right.
Alan is also experienced in reparation law and regularly assists clients to obtain compensation for various types of personal injury cases.
Alan maintains a keen interest in parliamentary and constitutional affairs and has a more general interest in regulation of the legal profession.
He has previously tutored in delict at both the University of Edinburgh and Napier University since 2004. He is committed to mentoring and is very passionate about learning, training and ongoing professional development.
He is commended for being approachable and having a firm sense of commitment to clients. Given his breadth of experience in litigation matters, he is effective and persuasive in his written and oral advocacy.